Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5266
May 2019 Go North East Photograph by Exploring North East Buses
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As a result of recent service changes and consequent re-allocations, this vehicle has lost its "Blue Arrow" branding having been repainted into Go North East's 2019 fleet livery. The experimental blue front end has now been discontinued, and no further repaints are intended to include this colour on the front.
May 2019 Go North East
In line with service changes and the introduction of new brand identities, there were a large number of vehicle re-allocations which took place on Sunday 19 May, the significance of which have been likened to the South Shields and Bishop Auckland depot closures in 2005 and 2006 respectively. This vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Chester-le-Street, where it should see primary allocation to services 13/14/25/X22.
February 2018 Go North East Photograph by Dynamo: 5307, 5332
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Following repaint and the application of branding; this vehicle has returned to service at Percy Main Depot, where it will now be allocated to "Blue Arrow" service 11 (Whitley Bay - Metrocentre).
February 2018 Go North East
In order to upgrade the "Blue Arrow" 11 service, which operates between Whitley Bay and the Metrocentre, via Wallsend, Newcastle and Gateshead, Scania CN230UB/Scania Omnicitys 5266 - 5273 are to be cascaded to the route in line with the entry into service of the former "Angel" branded Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2s on the "Coaster" 1/1A services. This allows passengers on this route to benefit from high-backed Esteban Civic V3 seating and the provision of free Wi-Fi, and will lead to the withdrawal of the Scania L94UB/Wright Solar vehicles currently allocated. Following repaint and prior to returning service at Percy Main, this vehicle has received "Blue Arrow" branding.
February 2018 Go North East
Released following the entry into service of the former "Angel" branded Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2s on the "Coaster" 1/1A services; this vehicle, which previously carried "Coaster" branding, has been repainted into a dark blue base livery.
December 2015 Go North East
As part of a project to upgrade "Coaster" service 1 (Wrekenton - Gateshead - Whitley Bay), this vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi. This follows a recent deep clean on all of the "Coaster" branded vehicles at Thornton Brothers, Ashington.
September 2013 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Coinciding with service changes effective 1st September 2013, this vehicle has received "Coaster" branding, with sub-branding for service 1 (Wrekenton - Whitley Bay).
August 2013 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Ahead of upcoming service changes which will see "Coaster" service 1 extend to Wrekenton via Low Fell and Harlow Green, replacing service 24 and providing customers on this route with a direct service to Newcastle, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain blue base livery. It is expected that the "Coaster" brand will be revised in line with the service changes, and the new brand design will focus on the coastal section of the route (Whitley Bay - North Shields).
April 2009 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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This vehicle has received "Coaster" branding, with sub-branding for service 1 (Gateshead - Whitley Bay).
April 2009 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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This vehicle has been repainted into a plain cream base livery, also gaining a small "Coaster" logo below the windscreen in the process.
November 2008 Go North East
Following the cascade of double-deck vehicles to upgrade the "Angel" services, this vehicle has been transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Percy Main. The front end of the vehicle has also been repainted cream.
July 2007 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
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This vehicle has received "Angel" branding.
June 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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Following the entry into service of the remaining "Red Arrows" branded Mercedes Citaro at Washington Depot, this vehicle has transferred to Chester-le-Street Depot.
February 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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Pending delivery of new "Red Arrows" branded Mercedes Citaros, this vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot. Once the new Mercedes Citaros are delivered, it is expected that this vehicle will transfer to Chester-le-Street Depot, seeing use on the "Angel" services.
February 2007 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a pink base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It features high backed 'Civic V3' seating, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
August 2013 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming service changes which will see "Coaster" service 1 extend to Wrekenton via Low Fell and Harlow Green, replacing service 24 and providing customers on this route with a direct service to Newcastle, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain blue base livery. It is expected that the "Coaster" brand will be revised in line with the service changes, and the new... see more
August 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Hexham Depot to Riverside, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
August 2012 Go North East
Following the entry into service of new vehicles on "Tyne Tees Xpress" services X9/X10, this vehicle has transferred from Gateshead Depot to Chester-le-Street, joining the new Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles on "Angel" service 21.
August 2015 Go North East
Armed with a pair of scissors and dressed in his very own bus driver uniform; 11-year-old schoolboy Peter Witham landed his dream job thanks to a heart-felt letter to Go North East's Managing Director, and cut the ribbon at a publicity launch at Crimdon Dene to declare the 14 brand new indiGo buses officially open for business. Following the publicity launch, this vehicle entered service at... see more